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Teach N’ Tumble 12th Police Dist.

TP4C Inspirational Bartram Basketball

Learning Academy “Operation Pinpoint” Concert with Patty Lady Braves win
Awarded STAR 4 vs. SW crime hot spots Jackson as host after long drought
Improvements aided by Also intensifies bonding Free evening program Looking forward to
City’s PHLpreK grants with community through at The Common Place, turning the corner in
outreach February 1 league play



Trump Speech & the Border Wall

SNAP Benefits OK through February
Southwest CDC Housing Seminar Jan 26
The Woodlands Prepares for Spring
Fire Dept. Donates to Mercy Breast Cancer

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A Bright Two-Year-Old:
Philly Pre-K Program is Thriving
Mayor Jim Kenney enjoys a pretend snack at the lively 3-STAR Your Child’s World daycare on South 71st St. His visit was part of the celebration of the 2nd
anniversary of the City’s expanded Pre-K program known as “PHLpreK.”

ayor Jim Kenney visited Accompanying the Mayor on his Thirty-five PHLpreK providers have
up to $1,000 Your Child’s World daycare
at 2400 South 71st St. on the
Southwest visit were Councilman Ke-
nyatta Johnson and PHLpreK Director
moved from “Growth” (1 or 2 STARS)
to “Quality” (3 or 4 STARS) as a result
Cars or Trucks occasion of the 2nd anniversary of Julie Beamon. of PHLpreK investments, according to
With/ Without Title the City’s expanded Pre-K program Since joining PHLpreK, Your Child’s the new report. As of December 2018,
Bad Engines or known as “PHLpreK.” PHLpreK is the World – Elmwood has increased its 95% of PHLpreK providers (81 out of
Bad Transmissions city’s locally-funded pre-K program STARS rating to 3 STARS, which 85) have a quality designation.
which currently provides free, quality makes it one of the “quality” programs
up to $500 pre-K for 2,250 Philadelphia children within the state’s four-tier rating A BRIGHT TWO-YEAR-OLD
Cars or Trucks at 85 locations citywide. system for early childhood education. CONTINUES ON PAGE 4

Any Condition
CallCall 215-669-1000
2 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper January 11, 2018

The President’s Speech and the Border Crisis

e listened from beginning President Franklin Roosevelt over the couldn’t get out of. And then there our drug problem during our genuine
to end to Pres. Trump’s radio during the early days of the de- were the lies. opioid epidemic, border officials indi-
9-minute speech from the pression. The calmness of his elegant In another sense, like many bullies cate that the bulk of these dangerous
hallowed confines of his oval offices voice and positive stance (“We have who meet their match, Trump is being drugs come either by mail from China
last Tuesday. We were not optimistic nothing to fear but fear itself ”) helped confronted – perhaps for the first time or via boat or vehicular traffic through
that he would relent and enter into a lot when we knew our father was in his life – by a person with authority, normal ports of entry between Mexico
substantive negotiations with Congress unemployed and we had to live with and particularly a woman, who simply and Texas and California.
to bring back the 800,000-plus federal grandparents. says “NO!” and means it. Someone to The humanitarian problem is now
government workers who today will After WWII we watched our televi- whom he can’t just say, “Your Fired!.” two-fold: One: the families and specifi-
go without their paychecks. And, of sion sets with the same confidence as As to the substance of the standoff cally the children who are being held
course, he did not indeed budge from President Harry Truman explained between Trump and Congress, our in crowded, unsafe and unhealthy
his demand that Congress authorize the course of the conflict with Rus- views are congruent with those of the quarters around the country while
funding of a $5.7 Billion wall on our sia and China which inaugurated the Democratic legislators. our leaders dither. Two: now the US
Southern border. “Cold War.” There is a genuine crisis at our government workers and their families
On the other hand, our worst fears Subsequent Presidents like Dwight border! Basically, we need but do not who are going without funds they have
that he would issue an executive Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Ronald have a comprehensive immigration earned doing their jobs for us! To the
order declaring a national emergency Reagan, and Barack Obama also used policy that deals in a practical and car- lost wages they are suffering them-
did not eventuate. He has convinced TV to provide background to chal- ing way with the immigrants that are selves must be added the lost income
himself that the presence and illegal lenging changes in the world situation here already as well as those who now within the communities in which they
entry of refugees near our borders is and our national policies. want to gain entry. But today’s crisis live, pay taxes, housing and schooling
a threat to our country’s security. He With this perspective, if only from is a humanitarian one, not a terrorist costs, sell them food and clothing and
claims he could cite such an emergen- an oratorical standpoint, Trump’s or drug threat that can be overcome the like.
cy and have the US Army construct short talk did not measure up. He read by a wall. People are not leaving their At this juncture, it is difficult for
the wall - without going to Congress continuously from his teleprompter countries in Central American and even the most sympathetic and forgiv-
for authorization transfer funds for and did not even do that well… many risking a perilous 1000-mile walk ing of us to predict which way these
wall construction from our military slurred or missed words. Irrespective without good reason. Like most of fiascos are going to end. We will keep
budget. His legal counsel may find of his reasoning for continuing the our ancestors – unless we are African those who are suffering in our prayers,
such a loophole through which he can governing stalemate, there seemed Americans – these Latin neighbors continue to support fair-minded
crawl, but the political cost of invoking little passion or conviction behind his are leaving home and coming to our legislators, and hope that common
it would be enormous. lonely position. His entire demeanor country out of either fear or the desire sense and compassion will somehow
Regarding the speech itself, let us sent the message very clearly that he for economic or political freedom. find their way into the heart of our
state first that growing up, we had the was tired of the mess he created but Regarding Trump’s claim that smug- President.
comfort of listening to fireside chats by had backed himself into a corner he gling by the refugees are adding to Ted Behr

Southwest CDC Hosts Special Homebuyer Seminar

hundreds of families have successfully

JANUARY 26 made the transition from being rent-

ers to homeowners through the dedi-

cated counseling and expert guidance
onth after month prospec- of the SWCDC housing team, Fer-
tive first-time home buy- nando Leal and Wydia Copes.
ers from Southwest and On Saturday, January 11, 2019,
neighboring communities gather however, Southwest CDC will host a
expectantly in the community room special program for homeowners and
at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall buyers which will focus on an incred-
Avenue. They participate in vitally ibly detailed format presentation on
important seminars to qualify them
to make that all important initial SOUTHWEST CDC At a typical homebuyer seminar, attendees receive detailed, practical advice on the tough questions that
home purchase. Over the past 5 years, CONTINUES ON PAGE 7 arise when one takes the momentous, life-changing step of investing life savings to buy a house.
January 11, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 3

Teach N’ Tumble Daycare Receives STAR 4 Quality Rating

he spacious Teach N’ Tumble city can become enrolled!”
Learning Academy recently One of the classroom assistants,
announced that it had received Gwenn, felt the training and develop-
its STAR 4 quality rating. The highly ment program has been helpful in
regarded award was the result of 18 both the planning of activities and es-
months of tremendous effort on the tablishing relationships with the 2-year
part of management and much hard old children. “It’s had a very positive
work and dedication of the staff, said effect in our interactions with parents
director Shanette Thomas. as well.”
Interviewed at its spacious daycare According to Jazz, another of the
center at the northern end of the Teach N’ Tumble classroom staff, “The
Woodland Village Plaza shopping training has been motivating as well. I
center, Thomas proudly advised, “We can see where I have new opportuni-
have undergone the required school- ties for career development.”
ing and training and made a lot of Thomas mentioned that Teach N’
improvements in the learning environ- Tumble has a partner relationship with
ment. We already see positive changes Chester Community Charter, a K-12
in terms of the attitudes of our chil- School in Chester PA. “They have
dren… our parents tell us that their very positive approach to learning,”
youngsters really look forward to their she reflected. The Chester school has
time with us. a selection of campuses in suburban
The grants we have received through settings, and emphasize security and a
United Way and the PHLpreK pro- comprehensive use of technology for
gram have been vitally important in all students.
helping us achieve our new status,” “Our motto is encouraging develop- A Teach N’ Tumble pre-schooler is happily surrounded by a wide range of colors and shapes, but most of
added Thomas. “It is not just provid- ing growth through a loving and safe all is developed in a quality Pre-K learning environment – attested to by the center’s new STAR 4 status,
ing the funding; but the advisors from environment. Given that emphasis on are already planning to move forward degrees in Early Childhood Education.
PHLpreK interacted with us regu- growth, the process of improvement toward the top STAR 5 rating.” For her- Teach N’ Tumble can be reached by
larly. They were helpful in moving us has not been completed with the STAR self, Thomas will also emphasize growth phone at 215-727-4033 or by email at
forward. I hope that all daycares in the 4 recognition,” asserted Thomas. “We as she expects to proceed with advanced

Bartram High Girls Basketball is a Winner!

By Napoleon F. Kingcade year’s 11-game season. pick-and-rolls, spacing… and dribbling

In the team’s home opener last to hit open shots. Basically, we only had
andemonium erupted at the month, however, their fortunes a month to prepare for this game. That’s
Bartram High School gym De- changed! Playing against Martin Luther why I’m proud of these girls… how
cember 12 as the John Bartram King High, the Lady Braves were bet- they all stepped up and won this game.”
Lady Braves defeated the Martin Luther ter coordinated when they pushed the The last two years have been diffi-
King Lady Cougars, 16-12. The reason ball up the court on offense. And, they cult for the Bartram team with former
for the celebration was that the victory stepped up and played harder on de- coach Joe Garrett ending his career due
snapped a 22-game losing streak over a fense. As the first half ended, Bartram to a heart condition. Athletic Director
2-year period! led the game, 5-4. James Chapman stepped in and took
The win lifted a heavy personal load In the second half, Coach Bailey over the Lady Braves for a while, but
off the shoulders of dedicated Bartram made sure the team remained focused The Bartram High Lady Braves celebrate a couple without positive results.
coach Reggie Bailey. Coach Bailey took and the Bartram advantage reached six of hard-earned wins in public league competition Coming into the New Year, the Lady
over the team a year ago when the Lady points. Although MLK closed the gap this year after two disheartening losing seasons. Braves are currently holding a 2-5 record
(Photo by N. Kingcade)
Braves had already suffered 11 straight in the latter stages, the game ended in in the Public League competition. Stew-
losses. Unfortunately, things didn’t get favor of the Lady Braves. The squad’s this first win…” said Bailey after the art leads the team in scoring with an
any better. Despite Bailey’s efforts and offense was led by junior guard Ebony final whistle. “I just wanted them to go average of almost 10 points a game. Also
the continued commitment and hard Stewart and shooting guard Quadira out there and play hard on the court. contributing in every outing are Bartram
work of the team members, the team’s Harvey. Defense is my focus right now. On guards Deja Workman and Quadira
losing streak continued throughout last “Yes, it’s a relief! It feels good to get offense, it’s about running effective Harvey and center Tiannar Bacon.
4 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper January 11, 2018

A BRIGHT TWO-YEAR-OLD early learning sector as a whole – will

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 continue to pay off for years to come,”
said Mayor Kenney. “In just two years,
“Partnering with PHLpreK has we’ve helped more than 4,000 children
enabled us to create new classrooms, and their families build a foundation
serve more families in Southwest for long-term academic and economic
Philadelphia, and add new staff and success. And by investing in new jobs
resources which directly benefit chil- and professional development, we are
dren,” said Your Child’s World Direc- helping small businesses grow.
tor Rachel Sanders.“We’re proud to be The reference to new jobs highlight-
among the founding providers in this ed the report’s data that indicated that
bold initiative, and look forward to the with PHLpreK investments, providers
years ahead.” have created 278 new jobs since the
The need for children to be properly beginning of the program. Surveys
prepared when they enter Kindergar-
ten was emphasized recently when a
source indicated that in our large city
indicate that 99% of parents/caregivers
would recommend PHLpreK to other
Boot Camp
high schools, the majority of young Added PHLpreK Director Julie
people are reading at a 5-6 grade Beamon. “As our program expands
level. This reading shortfall affects the to 3,300 seats next year, we will con-
learning capabilities through the entire tinue to serve more children, part-
formal education process. Authorities ner with more local businesses and SOUTHWEST CDC | 6328 PASCHALL AVENUE
indicate that this reading gap is the nonprofits, and create more career
direct result of youngsters entering opportunities. I’m happy about our
public school system unprepared with impact so far, and excited that more monday, January 14 – thursday, January 17
basic pre-academic skills for read- and more Philadelphians – especially
ing, writing, and mathematics, and children – will benefit from this pro- 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
the precursors for future science and gram each year.” A lite t
computer instruction. Information for this article and the s
breakfa will During this four-day
c h
“This program’s impact on individ- photo were provided by Sarah Peterson and lun vided workforce
ual children and families – and on the of the Mayor’s Office of Education. be pro day
each development course
SNAP Benefits OK Through you will receive:
February – US Dept. of Agriculture • Help with your résumé, cover letter, and thank you letter

he US Department of Agricul- March. The Special Supplemental
ture has announced that its food Nutrition Program for Women, In- • Financial empowerment
stamps program (Supplemental fants and Children (WIC) has prior
Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP) year funding which USDA will begin • Account sign-up for Gmail, LinkedIn, and Badge List
will be funded for the month of Febru- to provide states this week to facilitate
ary. This emergency authorization February benefits. Other FNS pro- • Guidance on professional attire and interview prep
will take place regardless of the present grams, which provide critical assis-
stalemate on border wall and Pres. tance to food banks and the elderly • And so much more…FoR FREE
Trump’s government shutdown nego- can continue to utilize grant funding
tiations with Congress, USDA notes. provided prior to the lapse in appro- To register or for more information, please contact Cynthia Ryant
Extension of the SNAP and other priations. Commodity deliveries to at 215-729-4546 or
related benefits assumes that the State those programs will continue.
of Pennsylvania will do what is neces- The USDA release also covered spe-
sary to obtain its share of the national cific expectation for such other food
funds. programs as WIC Farmers’ Market
USDA Secretary Perdue said in the (FMNP), Senior Farmers’ Market
release that child nutrition programs, Nutrition Programs (SFMNP), Com-
including school meals and after- modity Supplemental Food Program
able to continue operations through Assistance Program (TEFAP).
January 11, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 5

12th Police District

“Operation Pinpoint!” Aims
at Reducing Violent Crime

12th Police Dist. Captain Scott Drissel Jr., Community Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell (left) and officers
Ditzio, Sandefur and Plialis. The 12th is expanding its outreach into Southwest with intensive “community
policing” and “Operation Pinpoint” which will focus on crime hot spots.

By Mark Harrell offender focus, problem-solving and

community policing, along with using
he 12th Police District led the data, technology, and on-the-ground
City of Philadelphia in homi- experience.
cides for the year 2018; one- “The plan “Pinpoints” our worst of-
hundred and ten shootings resulted fenders and neighborhood attractors
in the tragic loss of thirty-four lives for crime. It also operates in conjunc-
Southwest. To whatever extent this tion with the community within our
horrendous loss of life and resulting most volatile targeted areas,” noted
anguish of loved ones and neighbors is Capt. Drissel. “We will be deploying
due to social and economic factors, the officers and new vehicles into these
12th District’s new captain, Scott Dris- areas to have a direct impact on the
sel Jr., is determined that at least from violent crime inside these areas.”
the standpoint of law enforcement, the Capt. Drissel added that the 12th
year 2019 will not be a repeat. Police District will be conducting
One measure in the 12th District more community activities throughout
plans is called “Operation Pin- the year and the officers are commit-
point.” This new Philadelphia Police ted to positive community policing by
Department strategy aims at ad- actively engaging in events with the
dressing violent crime by combin- residents.
ing two comprehensive programs: For community-related opportuni-
Community-Orientated Policing and ties and questions contact Community
Intelligence-Led Policing. The joint Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell at
program includes hot spot policing, 215-686-3122.
6 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS January 11, 2018

Phila. Fire Dept. Aids Mercy Breast Cancer Center

nnual fundraising efforts by and adequate insurance.
the Philadelphia Fire Depart- “Catching breast cancer early can
ment firefighters, paramedics, help save lives,” said Michele Zappile-
EMTs and their community members Lucis, Administrative Director of
resulted in an amazing $16,300 dona- Oncology for Mercy Health System.
tion toward the breast cancer screen- “That’s why, with the help of this
ing and education program of Mercy generous donation, we can continue to
Cancer Center. Presentation of the offer walk-in breast cancer screenings
much-needed contribution was made to members of the local community
at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital on who otherwise wouldn’t have access to
December 13. such life-saving services.”
The money was raised through the To donate by ordering a PFD T-
PFD annual Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt, visit PFT Breast Cancer Aware-
Campaign T-shirt sale. The donation ness at
will help counter the reality that while To learn more about Mercy Cancer
breast cancer is slightly less common Center, visit
in minority women, the rate of mor- The Information and photo for this
tality is higher. A key factor in this article was graciously provided by PFD Commissioner Adam K. Thiel, Captain David Kearney, PFD Family Association President Lisa Hogan
and members of Engine 68, with Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals’ Susan Cusack and Mercy breast surgeon
discrepancy is lower awareness and Darrah Pilieri of AKCG – Public Rela- Karen Kish, MD, display a sample of the tee-shirts they sold to raise over $16,300 to promote breast
less access to mammogram detection tions Counselors cancer awareness at Mercy.

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Roebuck Hosts Inspirational Concert

Successful Sock Drive At The Common Place
S Top spiritual talent – Hosted by WDAS’ Patty Jackson
tate Rep. James Roebuck has yet months, but they are also provided
again been designated minority chair to the homeless, sick, and elderly

of the State House Education Com- in need too. I love it when we can
mittee bringing decades of experience encourage people to come together

and commitment in the battle for more within their own community for the
fair funding formula allocation of state betterment of others.” ponsored by Turning Points
subsidies for public school education. White socks went to a community for Children and hosted by the
At year-end, he also announced that group which offers foot care to home- iconic WDAS radio personality
some 700 pairs of socks had been do- less people. Colored socks were gift Patty Jackson! That is an attractive
nated in his “People for People” cam- wrapped and donated to the state nurs- partnership that assures an exciting
paign which ended December 14. ing home which cares for Alzheimer’s and spiritually uplifting Friday eve-
“It may seem like a small gesture, and dementia patients. Many remem- ning on February 1. The event is the
but these socks mean a lot to the peo- ber that it is Christmas time while 3rd annual free inspirational concert
WDAS Radio personality Patty Jackson will host the
ple who receive them,” Roebuck said. unwrapping their socks. in the spacious 600-seat sanctuary at free inspirational concert at The Common Place,
“Not only are they given to children Constituent service information is The Common Place, 58th and Chester 58th and Chester sponsored by Turning Points for
who are at risk of going without them available by calling Roebuck’s district Avenue. Children on Feb. 1
at our local schools during the coldest office at 215-724-2227. Featured East Coast artists at said Lauren Kristich, MSW Direc-
the affair include the Green Grove tor of Community Engagement &
GLOBE COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Combined Choir, the sparkling sing-
ers Anton White and AnG White,
Prevention at Turning Points CUA 9.
“Our efforts focus on working with
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Items is the Wednesday before publication dates.
is slated to run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. “An example of this outreach is the
Refreshments will be served. Parent Cafés we hold at local schools,”
Patty Jackson has been a beloved added Kristich. They bring Turning
feature of local radio in the Philadel- Points staff and parents together for
phia for more than 35 years. Current- relaxed round table discussion of key
ly heard weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to topics on primary education and par-
3:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 enting and let parents share concerns
noon on Sundays, she is well known and ideas with their peers – plus
for her “Patty in the Park” concert providing a light lunch.
at the Dell Music Center, her weekly For more information about Turn-
columns in the Philadelphia Tribune, ing Points for Children programs visit
and more recently to her podcast
contact with young people. To learn about programs at The
“We take this opportunity to publi- Common Place, visit www.facebook.
cize our family services in Southwest com/tcpphilly.

SOUTHWEST CDC their home to foreclosure. “Essential

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 2 items like practical family budget-
ing, tracking income and expenses,
Frequently Encountered Problems prioritizing essential expenses and
(FEP). The seminar will take place techniques for reducing unnecessary
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and costs are on the agenda. Wise house-
requires a registration Fee of $35.00. holds come together to make sure
“The program will include a wide their expenses are under control and
range of topics that are key to estab- that money is set aside for unexpect-
lishing the financial foundation for ed outlays that can destroy financial
buying a home and sustaining one’s stability.”
continuing home residence,” advised For more information about the semi-
Leal, who also handles case manage- nar phone Wydia at 215-729-0180 or
ment for residents in danger of losing Email her at
8 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS January 11, 2018

Early Spring Preparation at The Woodlands Cemetery

any drivers and trolley us- life, a wide array of programs and ac- ings on the shore of the Schuylkill River.
ers passing 4000 Woodland tivities and the chance to ramble under Adjacent to Hamilton’s landholding was
Avenue may miss the stately hundreds of stately trees and among the Gray’s Ferry which separates it from
wrought iron entrance to The Wood- delightful flower plots. Some of the more Southwest’s other formidable historic
lands historic home and cemetery popular programs include the Firefly location, the John Bartram House and
grounds. The good news is that the driv- Night, the Ballet Pop-ups, and Solstice Bartram’s Garden. Unlike the Bartram’s
ers heading to Veterans and Children’s Nights. property, there is no water access at The
Hospitals and center city are paying According to Emma Max, Program Woodlands due to the active Amtrack/
proper attention to the complicated traf- and Operations Manager at The Wood- CSX railway that runs along the river.
fic patterns and busy trolley hub there. lands, perhaps the most active of mem- Grave Gardeners volunteers planted and tended Also, unlike Bartram’s Garden which
The sad news is that they are missing bers are the “Grave Gardeners.” Some their assigned “cradle” grave sites at The is part of the Philadelphia Parks and
Woodlands last year. Each of these graves was
a chance to see and enjoy the 38 acres 75 volunteers “drop in several times a designed with gardening in mind. Applications are Recreation Department, The Woodlands
of beautifully landscaped and flowered month to tend cradle shaped graves open for new Grave Gardener Volunteers the 2019 is operated by its own private, non-profit
grounds and impressive grey stone which were designed in the Victorian growing season (information below). foundation and funded by grants and
headstones and burial monuments that era to be planted and cared for by loved efforts at this year’s PHS Flower Show, donations by its generous supporters.
are situated there. ones.” A wide variety of plant material is March 2-10.” For more information In the 1840s the land was taken over
Visits to The Woodlands tend to de- provided to gardeners. “Our gardeners about this activity, visit www.gravegar- by a cemetery company which retained
cline in winter months but the trails are have developed into a happy community Hamilton’s name for it.
still popular with some hardy walkers through their work and the group work- The property gets its name from the For more information about programs
and bicycle riders. But, beginning in the shops on gardening and genealogy, and original country estate of William Ham- and history of The Woodlands and how
spring and through the rest of the year, demonstrations throughout the season. ilton who built and then expanded the to volunteer or donate to it, visit www.
The Woodlands offers respite from city The Grave Gardeners will display their venerable house, stables and other build-

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• JANUARY 12: Stewardship Saturday – John Heinz National Wildlife Reserve, 9:00 a.m – • FEBRUARY 4: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All (Resumes every Monday): 6:00
12:00 Noon, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Supervised hands on experience in improving wildlife – 7:00 p.m. Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place (Every Monday) 58th
habitat. Info: 215-365-3118 & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259

• JANUARY 12: Literacy Labs, 1st – 3rd Graders (Every Saturday): 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. • DECEMBER 18: Story Time for Toddlers: 10:15 a.m. Eastwick Library, 2851 Island
(Two Sessions). Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 50th. Info: 215-685-2690 Ave. See website for other programs – /eastwick-library

• JANUARY 14-17: Employment Bootcamp (Free): 10:00 a.m. – 2;00 p.m., Southwest CDC, • FEBRUARY 1: Inspirational Concert – Patty Jackson, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Common
6328 Paschall Ave. How to apply for jobs, write effective resumes & letters, interviewing Place, 58th and Chester Ave (Entrance off 58th Street Parking Lot. Sponsors: Turning
skills from actual employers on-site; make internet searches & more. Light breakfast/lunch Points for Children. Info
provided. Info: Cynthia at 215-729-4546 or
• FEBRUARY 2: Ground Hog Day Festival Activities – John Heinz National Wildlife
• JANUARY 15: Career Fair – Temple Univ. 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. At: Gittis Center 1744 Center, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. : 8:00 – 12:Noon, plus bird & nature walks. Info: 215-
N. 13th St. Room 200. Includes: SEPTA, Carvana, Phila. Gas Works, Parkway Corp., The 365-3118
Inquirer, PA State Police & more. Register:
• FEBRUARY 13: Home School Program: Sculpture – Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh
• JANUARY 15: Healthy Cooking Tuesdays (Weekly thru May) 1:30 p.m. Kingsessing Blvd. (two sessions) Reservations & fees required for this and other interesting programs
Library, 1201 S 51st St. between Kingsessing and Chester Aves. Learn to prepare foods of for home-schooled children (See calendar on website or
America & the African Diaspora. Info: 215-685-2690 Contact Leslie Gale, or 215-729-5281 ext. 110.:

• JANUARY 16: Free Legal Advice – Phila. Bar Association 5;00 – 8:00 p.m. Family, • FEBRUARY 16: Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. All
landlord-tenant, workers’ compensation, employment law & more. Call LegalLine (215) welcome! The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Enter through 58th St. parking
238-6333. Also, reduced fee consultation referrals ($35 for 1/2 hour), Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – lot.) Fellowship, home-cooked traditional breakfast, discussion of the Word. Info: 267-
5:00 p.m. (Same phone #) 275-8238 or

• JANUARY 17: Read to Linus the Beagle Therapy Dog; 4:30 p.m. Eastwick Library, 2851 • FEBRUARY 18: Community Appreciation Day 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Turning Points for
Island Avenue. (Near Lindbergh Blvd.) Info: 215-685-4170 Children, 3901 Market St. Refreshments, Raffles, Health Screenings, Kids Activities,
Music, Prizes. Learn more about your Community Umbrella Agency CUA 9
• JANUARY 19: Film Screening: I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America
(2016) 2:00 p.m., Kingsessing Library, between Kingsessing & Chester Aves. Info: 215-685-2690 • FEBRUARY 20: Free Legal Advice – Phila, Bar Association. 5;00 – 8:00 p.m. Family,
landlord-tenant, workers’ compensation, employment law & more. Call LegalLine (215)
• JANUARY 21: MLK Day of Service: Bartram’s Garden 9:30 – 12:00 noon, Dress for 238-6333. Also, reduced fee consultation referrals ($35 for 1/2 hour), Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m.
outdoor activities, if available bring work gloves. Complimentary lunch. Special youth – 5:00 p.m. (Same phone #)
remembrance 9:30 sharp. Under 18 years with adult. Info: 215-726-5281 or https:// EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

• JANUARY 21: MLK Day of Service: Cornerstone Christian Academy 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on • EMPLOYMENT BOOTCAMP (FREE) – Jan. 14-17 – 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m., Southwest
the school campus at 1939 S 58th St, (at Kingsessing Ave.) Interior & Outdoor improvements. CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. How to apply for jobs, write effective resumes & letters, interviewing
Activities for entire family. Info: Monifa Moore, skills from actual employers on-site; make internet searches & more. Light breakfast/lunch
or 215-724-6858 ext. 234. provide. Info: Cynthia at 215-729-4546 or

• JANUARY 21: MLK Day of Service, Clark Park: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Raking • MLK Day Annual Jobs & Opportunity Fair, Girard College Armory, 2101 S College
leaves, picking up litter, clearing walkway from debris.Tools and light refreshments will be Ave. 9:00 & and 10:30 a.m. two 1 ½ hour sessions. (AppleOne, LSG Sky Chefs, Phila
provided. Where: Meet at the shed near 45th and Regent St. Police, SEPTA, & more.

• JANUARY 28: Clothing Closet – Adults/children: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. The Common • Hiring: Service Representatives and Housing Rehabilitation Inspectors. The
Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Enter off 58th Street parking lot) 5 items free, includes shoes. Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC seeks candidates for these
Sponsor: JFCS Info: 267-275-8238 positions. For info visit:
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• Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email fostercare@
6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200

• NOW HIRING: Direct Support Professionals: Qualifications: High School Diploma • Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon,
or Transcripts; valid PA driver’s license; Social Security card; child abuse/criminal Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.
clearance; Current Physical Apply in person, 2501 Carroll St (Entrance on Elmwood Ave,)
Philadelphia PA 19142 • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral therapy
for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric services; trauma
• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326, email outpatient@
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults or visit website:
Can Learn to Read at
• The John Bartram High School Class of January, 1959 (Honey’s Class), 60th reunion,
• Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 April, 2019. Seeking lost classmates. Forward information to Joe Mongeluzi at 610-284-
Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc. 7634”
org.or 215-729-0800
• Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729- Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit
0800 or or 267-419-7084. our website:”

• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs: • Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month,
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland 5:00 to 7:00 pm Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester Ave. Call
Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: 215-730-2240 or email to sign up or for more information.

• Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30a.m. To
Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www. confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email Visitors welcome at $5.00/breakfast.

OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
financing coaching. or call 267-236.7000
• In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS)
services to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS visit
foster care. For families where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat. or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Own Your Own Home

Attend a
First Time Home Buyer
Saturday, January 26
10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Southwest CDC
6328 Paschall Ave.
Registration Fee: $35.00
Kitchen Help
Help Wanted
Wanted ♦ Understand the home buying process Geraldine M. Copes
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Outley House
House seeks:
seeks: ♦ Understand the role of Credit/Savings Funeral Service
44 Cooks ♦ Take advantage of 1st Time Home
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(ServSafe Qualified
Qualified –– Full
Full Buyer Settlement Grants Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time, Weekends
Weekends Involved)
Involved) ♦ Loans: Availability & How to qualify
22 Drivers 12:00 Noon
Drivers (with
(with current
current valid
valid licences
licences ♦ Financing Options
& no record of suspensions)
& no record of suspensions) Info: Phone Wydia: 215-729-0180
Mitchell-Wilson Funeral Home
Send résumés
résumés to:
to: 1402-1412 South 20th Street Or email Philadelphia PA, 19146
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